A few days ago, I posted this message on my personal Facebook page, but I didn’t expect what happened next.
“As a sexual abuse victim, I use to long for men to see my value, and desired their stamp of approval of me. I use to think I NEEDED to be in a relationship, in order to prove I was valuable, worthy, and acceptable. I use to think I was not whole, unless I had a man. I use to think that my life was incomplete without a man.
I use to put my security, hope, and trust in a man’s opinion of me. The thought of being alone/lonely frightened me, so I always found myself with somebody, anybody who would give me some attention.
But by the grace of God, I am healed emotionally, and satisfied with knowing that Jesus loved me so much, He died for my sins and redeemed me.
And as a married woman of 15years, I can say that my husband is not my EVERYTHING. I have learned to make Christ my all in all. I live for Him, His glory, His approval. I am fully devoted to the Lord and His Word🙏💖
If the above describes you, and you want prayer, please DM. We can talk.”
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and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. John 8:32
My inbox was flooded with messages from women who shared their story of suffering from sexual abuse. From being molested by their biological father, to not telling anyone about their abuse but me… women asked for prayer and help to deal with a secretive past that has been haunting them.
Christian women are suffering in silence from sexual abuse, and we need to talk about it.
There is hope and healing for those of us who have suffered from sexual abuse.
He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds. Psalms 147:3
It’s been suggested that I do a Facebook Live on this topic, and that’s exactly what I will do. So if you or anyone you know has suffered from sexual abuse, please join me FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017 AT 630PM (Los Angeles Time).
To join the Facebook Live:
- Go to Bible Thinking Woman’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/biblethinkingwoman)
- Watch out for the “Bible Thinking Woman is LIVE” notification.
You do NOT need a personal Facebook page to watch.
I look forward to sharing more of my testimony and prayerfully offer hope and healing to those who have been victimized by sexual abuse.
If you have a question or would like to share your story, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PS- A new blog series titled “Pastor’s Wife Perspective” will start this Wednesday. I’ll expose what pastors wives think on certain topics, like church hurt, what pastors wives wish church members knew, what it’s like being married to a pastor, and more. You don’t want to miss it.
PSS-Please keep me in prayer as I discuss the sensitive topic of sexual abuse on this Friday’s Facebook Live.